Interior Design - A.F.A. Degree

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The Associate in Fine Arts Degree (AFA): Interior Design Option develops an understanding and ability to create within the discipline of Interior Design through the study of art, history, theory, technology, and studio work. The degree is intended to provide students with the necessary portfolio to transfer seamlessly to a Bachelor of Fine Arts program majoring in Interior Design.

The objectives of this program are to:

  • Exhibit competency using the elements and principles of design and composition.
  • Demonstrate an ability to make connections between theory and practice.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and qualitative decision-making based on current design trends, art historical concepts, social, political, or personal issues.
  • Develop a professional portfolio of artwork.

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Courses for this program

This is a recommended program course sequence for students who wish to complete their associate degree in two years. Part-time students and students starting in the spring or summer semesters can meet with an Advisor to customize their plan.

Code Course Name Credits
Fall - First Year
COLL101 Foundations for Success 3
ENGL101 English Composition I 3
ARTA108 Basic Drawing 3
ARTA101 Basic Design 3
GTEC000 Technology Gen Ed Requirement* 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - First Year
ENGL102 English Composition II 3
ARTA103 Art History I 3
ARTA110 Introduction to Color 3
BCST112 Print Reading and Sketching 3
GRAD101 Design I 3
Total Semester Credits
Fall - Second Year
ARTA115 Three Dimensional Design 3
SOCA101 Introduction to Sociology 3
ARTA150 Life Drawing I 3
COMS225 Computer Aided Design I 3
ARTA104 Art History II 3
Total Semester Credits
Spring - Second Year
COMS226 Computer Aided Design II 3
ARTA107 History of Contemporary Art 3
GRAD105 Vector Graphics and Page Design 3
DESN120 History of Design 3
ARTA260 Portfolio Development 3
Total Semester Credits

*General Education & Elective courses: Choose from the list of approved courses in the College Catalog.

Students may choose to first take some developmental courses that are designed to prepare students for the college level coursework in their academic plan. This may add to the students’ completion time.

The number of credits students take each semester will determine when the student will complete his/her program of study.